Thursday, August 15, 2019

I Like Thursday #154

Welcome to this week's list of likes! I like porch sitting in the summer, with a cold glass of tea and a good book. I'm reading the diary of Frances Burney  written in 1780's. Fascinating account of living at the English court with (mad) King George and Queen Charlotte.
We went to an outdoor quilt show in Lyons CO and saw some mighty fine quilts... til it started pouring rain, then I went into the shop to "look around" lol.
This week's cow is courtesy of Barbara Beasley's exhibit upstairs. Terrific detail work done in fabric.
We had lunch at a cafe while listening to live music, and rain pattering on a plastic roof. This sign (unattended cars will be painted by local elementary school kids) made me chuckle. We made sure to move it before looking around the little town.
We'll have to go here next time!
I loved this tree but don't know what variety it is, do you?
wonder what the story was here? Cute!
The town is known for it's sandstone. I liked the patchwork sidewalks.

I am almost finished with my Christmas hexie table runner... I have decided to applique it to this center, and leave the edges hexie shaped after quilting with gold thread. The top fabrics were runner's up.

Love using my harvest of vege in dinners. We have been picking the small purple, and small white eggplants and even got a zucchini (fairly small too). We used turkey sausage after removing the pork casings, and added in onions, peppers, garlic, and tomatoes. Simmer. Make an alfredo sauce for just before serving on pasta or brown rice.

We were out for an evening walk, and passed a neighbor who has a garden. The husband was watering it with a hose, and asked if we were hot... LOL
then he offered for us to take the peaches once they are ripe, growing along his fence line.
It was a good sharing moment.

I am sketching and painting each day, and will show all of the pretties tomorrow on Paint Party Friday. I'll show whatever I was able to sew on Sewing Saturday.

and I loved this version of say a little prayer
In fact, while it was playing one morning, I looked over at DH in the kitchen, doing everyday things to get ready for work,.... and smiled.
He smiled we danced.
eventually Milo came over wagging his tail, and stood between us as we danced.
We are a wee family of three and it's good.
Milo's Moments
I like napping in front of an open screen door, with light on me! I can hear all the critters, able to leap up with no notice, to bark and warn Mama!
I like my new indestructible chicken the pawrents came home with...
Before and after
It is indestructible! I take at least a week to chew something off, and even when it's all chewed up like the one on the right, it's the nightime go-to toy of choice to get daddy to chase me around the coffee table for, heh heh. I'm always the faster one! If he turns around, so do I so he's always behind me. If he slows down to be in front I slow down more so he catches up. I could go to the Olympics with this skill!
I almost chewed the skin off my latest ring toy, Mama laughs and calls me foo-man-chew (or something that sounds like that) when I carry it around.

I liked going with my peeps to the mountains last weekend. At the table I liked Daddy to hand feed me my kibble, one at a time, not like a dog with his face in the bowl! And here's a hint to all you nervous dogs, if you get your pawrent to do that, you know they won't leave while you're face down in a bowl!

Now, sit! Stay! Please leave a comment so the Mama is happy, and visit her friends who kept lists of likes too!

new this week:
please welcome:   
Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer  

Linking to these parties

rosie and the boys nature pics   

Thankful Thursdays pet parade


  1. I love the cow... it has something what feels good... idk what it is, but it is something you can watch like a movie ;O)

  2. I had to laugh about Milo joining you in dancing. Our late dog, Charlie, didn't like hubby and I that close.. If hubby went to hug me - or give me a kiss, Charlie would wedge himself in between us and bark until we stopped kissing or hugging. Our current pawbaby LOVES to chew on toys - actually, he does more than chew; he EATS what he managed to tear off. I've had to stop buying him stuffed 'dollies' because he would rip them apart, get the stuffing out and then eat the remains. He does the same with hard toys like tennis balls, treat balls, etc. :(

  3. Looks like a fun outing. Love the quilt on display, very pretty. And looks like you've got a good one started as well. The allegator made me laugh.
    Traveling Suitcase

  4. Hi LeeAnna,

    looks like a great find!

    lots of colour today!

  5. Milo always makes me chuckle. Every dog I've had would get in between 2 people hugging or dancing like that. They just want to join in. What a nice neighbor to offer peaches from his trees.

  6. Thank you for this blog. It's a joy.

  7. Oh my goodness- I love your healthy plants up top and those yummy veggies. Nice idea on the hexies runner.

  8. Beautiful quilts and we love your paintings too! You did a great job on those indestructible toys, Milo!

  9. Outdoor quilt shows always give me anxiety! They're so beautiful- I love seeing quilts hanging outside but I'm always so stressed about the possibility of rain! Did the outside quilts get wet?

    1. yes they did... people were bringing them in to dry, can you fathom it?

  10. We do like quilts, they sure are comfy, but that cow is pretty special too. Speaking of special, that's some special chicken you got there Milo! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. Hello, the butterfly quilt is beautiful. I like the colorful tree and the cute cow painting. Cute photos of Milo! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend ahead!

  12. Looks like you saw some fun things in Lyons, and not just quilts! It is a neat area! I love your Christmas hexie project - makes me want to sew some in those colors. Milo's chicken is a hoot!

  13. Hi LeeAnna! Ooh, that book you're reading sounds good. I'll have to check that one out. Love that pretty tree but I don't know what it is, and that patchwork sidewalk looks very inspirational. Aww Milo, I would like to be fed on kibble at a time too! ~smile~ Roseanne

  14. Love the image of the three of you dancing together. Family of three is right! That tree is so pretty whatever it is. The Christmas hexie runner is sweet and within lots of time too. Sweet too your paintings. Your fingers are busy!

  15. I'm thankful that I got to see Milo today. ♥

  16. That cow is fabulous! I think that tree is a Tatarian Maple tree; I'm seeing it around the 'hood more and more.
    Love the outdoor 'Pawtio.'

  17. A dog who could read that sign would also be capable of seating himself. Bet he'd prefer a place by the window. Hey Milo, how long does it take you to retire a ring toy? Have you ever tried the firehouse toys, I think you'd like them.

  18. It's only right that Milo should join in the dancing, I think. What fun! Love his toys, and apparently he does too. Lots of good things in this post! That purple cow is fun!

  19. Wow, that quilt is a piece of art! I admire people who can do that. It seems very tedious to me! lol Thanks for linking up!

  20. That cow is really cool. That unattended car sign is a hoot. Happy veggies - I need to get me some eggplant. Milo and his chew toys. Foo-man-chew indeed! Good stuff, as always.

  21. Okay so that car sign is a hoot and so is the alligator! Great quilts! Glad you had a wonderful day. Scout is waving at Milo!!! Cheers!

  22. I love that car sign! The needle work in the cow quilt is amazing! Rain on an outdoor quilt show...oh no! I've seen your hexie table topper on various link ups and love seeing how you plan to finish it! Great idea!

    By the way, I linked up to you today - a day late and a dollar short, but here I am! :)

  23. Wonderful to have home-grown veggies, and what a nice neighbor to give you peaches! I love the butterfly quilt.
    Tell Milo that I can imagine him as Foo-man-chew, and give him a hug from me!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  24. Those quilts are gorgeous! I've been working on a hexagon quilt for years. English Paper Piecing takes a while. I work on it when I watch TV, sometimes! It sounds like you had a nice day. Milo always has a fun time!

  25. So many good things here! Have a nice weekend.

  26. Mom is drooling over the butterfly quilt. We agree porch time is the best, especially when the Mom is laying in her swing.

  27. Hello, I wanted to stop back and say thanks for linking up your post. I just love the butterfly quilt and the cow painting. Milo is a cutie. Great post. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend!